The king and queen of Thailand, circa 1970s. They spent eight months out of every year visiting the country's villages, no matter how many miles they had to walk to reach the remote ones
Not a word did the writer of the following article say about the Communist insurgency in Thailand. It's as if it never happened! To learn about the king's amazing answer to the Communists' attempt to take over Thailand, see this October 19 Pundita essay 1979 BBC documentary on the work of Thailand's king and queen to save a nation.
King Bhumibol of Thailand’s real legacy: remarkable political legitimacy
By Nigel Gould-Davies
October 22 at 5:00 AM
The Washington Post